Relaxation, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue
Massage therapy is generally recognized as effective in reducing or managing pain. Massage has an effect of local blood flow which can reduce blood pressure and increase circulation. This improves tissue health.
Massage improves lymphatic flow which reduces edema, eases pain and lowers the chance of scar tissue formation. It will relax muscles, decrease spasms, triggers points and increase the activity of the immune system.
Psychological effects of massage therapy are a reduction of stress, anxiety and depression and gives you a feeling of well being.
At your appointment we will discuss the appropriate techniques and pressure to reduce painful conditions or just to relax.
The primary treatment goal of massage therapy is to promote a healthy pregnancy by including relaxation techniques and providing a supportive environment as part of every massage.
Positioning for the massage can be side laying or the use of a pregnancy pillow to allow you to lay on your stomach.
Child/Youth Massage Treatments
Massage therapy is beneficial for all children. Just like adults get stressed or activities can overwork your muscles, so too can children.
All treatment times are based on age groups. Parents are requested to be in the room during treatment.
Shiatsu Therapy for Migraines & General Headaches
This fully clothed treatment involves application of sustained pressure to specific points on the body. This therapy is used for relaxation, preventative treatment for headaches, Chronic Pain Syndrome and anxiety and lack of energy.
Jade Stone Massage
Jade ( Nephrite) stones hold heat and cold equally well. They bring heat to the body and pull heat (inflammation) out. It gives and receives temperature in a less intense manner than most other stones, making its use even more special and comforting.
The power of this treatment is challenging the body with alternating temperature. It combines the benefits of hydrotherapy and thermotherapy.
The heated stones work deeper into the muscle layers, bringing deeper relaxation and the chilled stones are placed in areas inflamed which will release toxins and inflammation
Therapeutic Breast Massage.... for Breast Cancer, Re-constructive surgery
Where ever you are on your personal journey, Breast Massage can have a positive impact on your physical, mental and emotional wellness.
This treatment is gentle yet invigorating with a combination of full contact massage and lymphatic drainage techniques. This will bring balance and aid in decreasing stress, anxiety, insomnia and faster recovery from surgery and regaining your range of motion
Hot Stone Massage Treatment
Stones of varying sizes are used during this massage to elicit physical healing, mental relaxation and a spiritual connection to earth energy. Warm stones encourage the exchange of blood and lymph and provide soothing heat for deep tissue work. Some of the benefits are this softens and relaxes the muscles, alleviates stress and accelerates the circulation of blood to muscle tissue.
Heated lava(Basalt) stones replace your therapist's hands to create a deeply relaxing massage
Dynamic Cupping Massage
Cupping is an ancient method of the creation of space in those areas where we get knots, these knots being congested areas that are blocked with cellular debris and lack of blood flow. It is this lack of flow that creates the throbbing sensation we usually experience with our muscles aches - when we lift the tissues with cups, taking the pressure off these congested areas, we allow blood, nutrients and oxygen to flow back into an area assisting it in the healing process.
An effective way to detoxify and strengthen the immune system is by using a far infrared sauna blanket.
Far-infrared heat is beneficial because of its ability to penetrate human tissue. It heats the body directly instead of heating the air, increasing core body temperature and allowing for a much deeper sweat. A far-infrared sauna blanket before massage means you will be relaxed and your muscles will be warm and receptive. After a massage having a Far-infrared sauna will release the toxins through the sweat.
Far-infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system, causing the heart to beat more vigorously and blood vessels to dilate, which help cleanse the circulatory system and more fully oxygenate the body's cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin's surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system